Join Bill Shander for an in-depth discussion in this video Sketch and storyboard, part of Data Visualization: Storytelling.
- [Instructor] Okay, you have narrowed down your message,…and figured out the structure for your story,…and you've done all of your analysis.…It's time to really sit down,…and make sure your ideas will stick together,…before you go too far,…designing or developing anything,…This step is all about sketching out your ideas,…and storyboarding your concepts quickly and simply.…There are really just a few goals here.…You wanna vet and test the ideas…that you've come up with so far.…You wanna come up with your story structure,…that will communicate your data in the best way possible.…And in both of these, you wanna move quickly.…
Trying different things and failing early,…and adjusting and failing again,…until you hit on something that works.…That third point is important.…Sketching and storyboarding is about trial and error.…The only way I've found to do real trial and error…with this type of work,…is to work using your hands, not a computer.…In other words, break out a pen and paper, or a white board.…Or yes, a drawing program on your tablet.…
Join data visualization expert Bill Shander as he guides you through the process of turning "facts and figures" into "story" to engage and fulfill our human expectation for information. This course is intended for anyone who works with data and has to communicate it to others, whether a researcher, a data analyst, a consultant, a marketer, or a journalist. Bill shows you how to think about, and craft, stories from data by examining many compelling stories in detail.
- Creating a narrative structure for data
- Applying narrative to data
- Identifying what you want to say with the data
- Analyzing what your data is saying
- Determining what your audience needs to hear
- Leveraging tables, charts, and visuals
- Ensuring your narrative provides context and direction